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Monash Freeway Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2016 - Mid 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$1,000,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$500,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Cardinia Shire Council,Casey City Council,City of Greater Dandenong,Monash City Council
State:VIC
Corridor:Melbourne - Sale

Project Description

The project will upgrade the Monash Freeway to increase capacity and reduce congestion in south-east Melbourne. The project is being delivered in two stages. Stage 1 will provide an additional lane in each direction from EastLink to Clyde Road. Stage 1 will also upgrade ramp signals and the freeway management system from Warrigal Road to Koo Wee Rup Road.

Stage 2 will further increase capacity and reduce congestion on the Monash Freeway westwards from the EastLink interchange and eastwards beyond Clyde Road. Stage 2 will also duplicate and extend Oshea Road to the freeway and upgrade the Beaconsfield Interchange. Finally, Stage 2 will also extend the freeway management system. On 11 July 2018, Infrastructure Australia released its positive assessment of the Stage 2 Business Case. On 23 July 2018, Minister Fletcher approved Stage 2 of the Monash Freeway Upgrade.

Benefits

The project is expected to increase capacity and reduce congestion on the Monash Freeway.

Funding

The cost of the project is $1 billion, with the Australian and Victorian governments each contributing $500 million.

Timetable

Construction on Stage 1 commenced on 18 September 2016 and is expected to be completed in 2018. Early works on Stage 2 are expected to commence in late 2018, with the timing of major work to be determined through further detailed planning.

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Project details last updated: 10/09/2018